Certificate in Phlebotomy (CERT_PHLE)
Liston Campus, Providence – Days; Fall and Spring semesters
Liston Campus, Providence – Evenings; Fall semester
Phlebotomists are essential members of the healthcare delivery team who primarily
are responsible for collecting blood specimens from patients for laboratory testing.
The phlebotomist plays a vital role by obtaining quality specimens that enable the
laboratory to deliver meaningful and accurate test results to assist the physician
The Phlebotomy certificate program is a part-time, two-semester program, offering
three classes per year. The program includes lectures and laboratory experiences at
CCRI as well as practical training at a clinical site. Instruction is designed to
provide both the technical and interpersonal skills required for the competent and
professional practice of phlebotomy.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates are eligible to sit for a national
certification examination for phlebotomy given by recognized agencies. Qualified phlebotomists
may be employed in hospital laboratories, private laboratories, doctors’ offices,
clinics, emergency rooms or blood donor centers.
Phlebotomy students are eligible for financial aid and the Dean’s List.
Technical standards: The physical activity level (strength) level for phlebotomist (079. 36.022) is classified
as “light” by the Department of Labor Dictionary of Occupational Titles.
Note: Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions
at the back of the catalog for details.
See important general policies in the beginning of this section on the performance-based
Health Sciences application process, academic progress, advanced placement, background
check, CPR certification, health insurance, health records, reinstatement, transportation,
uniforms, and equipment.
Minimum requirements to apply to the Phlebotomy certificate program
- CCRI application – Complete and submit a CCRI Application for Enrollment. General Studies should be
the first choice; PHLE should be the second choice.
- High school transcript – An official copy of a high school or GED® transcript, including date of graduation,
must be provided. If the applicant holds a baccalaureate degree from an accredited
college or university, the high school transcript may be waived; a college transcript
must indicate completion and degree awarded.
- Placement testing – Complete a standardized test (ACCUPLACER) issued by CCRI’s Department of Advising
and Counseling. Students may NOT retake the ACCUPLACER test before completing the
remedial course/ courses. Note: For application purposes, ACCUPLACER testing can be waived for students who provide
documentation of a bachelor’s degree or higher. Students are advised that individual
departments may still require ACCUPLACER testing as a prerequisite for their courses.
- Reading comprehension test must show competency of 80 or above or students must complete ENGL 0890 - Critical
Reading with a grade of B- or better. ENGL 1300 will not substitute for ENGL 1010.
- Health Sciences application – Complete and submit a performance-based Health Sciences application including a
preadmission degree evaluation during the open enrollment period.
- IMPORTANT: Submission of a performance-based Health Sciences application does not guarantee
acceptance to the program. Acceptance is based on points earned as listed in the program
acceptance criteria point system. (See www.ccri.edu/dean-hrs.) At the time of admission, students must meet the current admission requirements.
Students declining acceptance into the program for the semester offered must resubmit
a performance-based Health Sciences application and meet the current admission requirements.
- Background check – Students are required to submit a background check when directed by notification
from Enrollment Services.
- Maintain at least a grade of C in PHLE I and II.
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.
- Program faculty reserve the right to require withdrawal of any student from the program
or to refuse reinstatement based on the student’s academic, clinical or professional
- ENGL 1300 may not be substituted for ENGL 1010.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
- First semester: ENGL 1010; PHLE 1010; MLTC 1960; MEDL 2400
- Second semester: PHLE 1020; MLTC 1170; RESP 2140
||Clinical Laboratory Information Systems
||ICD-CM Medical Insurance Coding
||Students must be available to train weekdays (eight hours per day, five days per week)
for four consecutive weeks.
||Quality Assurance for Point of Care Laboratory Testing
||Basics of Electrocardiography
Total Certificate Requirements Credits 20
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
Most students in the Phlebotomy certificate program attend classes part-time. Therefore,
the time to complete this certificate would be two semesters (or 12 months). For more
information about the number of CCRI graduates in this program and other important
gainful employment information, please visit www.ccri.edu/acadaffairs/gainful-employment/hrs/allied-health/phlebotomy-cert.html.